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things from down in the weather center. tucker, how bad will it get? >> it will be pretty bad by tomorrow. our hottest temperatures of the season set to arrive later today as we'll be well into the 90s and by tomorrow maybe 100 degrees here at reagan national. let's start with a look at current conditions. and right now as you head out the door, not terrible. muggy with humidity way up. dew point temperatures in the low 70s, but the air temperature ickrght w isno e. an onal 74 and dulles n and bwi marshall 73. it will be down right hot later due to the showers oe reason to the north and east, in philadelphia and new je. rrs se lingering i it lingering in the washington ea. t that li ft to e . thto the north so the skies will turn suy and hot. the temperatures will jump another 20 degrees or so. so be prepared for a very hot afternoon. plenty of sunshine by later today. hazy, hot and no doubt about it, humid as well. high temperature here in washington 95 degrees, so close to a record high. and tomoow even warmer. i'll have more details on the forecast coming up. melanie, back to you. >>
were trapped up in the mountains. so recent tucker and a number of other men organized this first relief party that headed up in the mountains at great risk to themselves to try to rescue folks. there were a series of rescue expeditions and just skipping forward in time a little bit in mid-april of 1847, the last of those four rescue expeditions reached what we now call donner lake expecting to find george and hampson donner and lawrence alive. instead they only found lewis sitting next to a pan of fresh brains and livers with the donner party -- with the donner's gold hidden in his clothing. he had apparently murdered tampson or george donner for their money and also in order to cannibalize their bodies. in the end of the 87 people who came out of the mountains as official members of the donner party, 47 had died. a few had been cannibalized. fewer than a dozen actually. and that's basically the outline of the story. there are a couple of interesting side notes i wanted to mention. one this business about how women outsurvived men. as i say the book is full of these sides into va
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